18 Jul 2019

Drytac Europe Ltd Appoint Additional Area Sales Manager to Cope with Expanding Sales in the North

Steve Broad at Drytac

Drytac Europe, leading global manufacturer of mounting adhesives, laminating films, finishing products and equipment is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Broad as a new member of the Area Sales Team for the North.

Steve Broad will join Drytac as Technical Area Sales Manager, and with his base in Wigan he will be covering all areas from North Wales through to Cleethorpes and all points North of this.  Paul Tomlinson who previously carried out the role of Area Sales Manager for the North will now cover the newly created Midlands Territory.

Following an educational and early professional background in Electronic Engineering, Steve first joined the Graphics industry in 1995 as a field engineer repairing print finishing and wide format laminating equipment. With his sound technical knowledge & expertise, Steve’s role quickly moved towards helping & supporting the sales representatives to overcome problems of applications and processes, which naturally progressed into a career in technical sales.

Amongst a list of many other achievements, Steve has also set up and managed his own company, Print Finishing Solutions, maintaining and supporting Borough Council print rooms across the Northwest as well supplying a range of finishing equipment to the graphics industry.

With his excellent technical awareness and deep understanding of the graphics and print markets, Steve is certainly well placed to give Drytac’s customers peace of mind, as well as sound advice on both products and applications.

Drytac are delighted to welcome Steve on board and look forward to benefitting from his wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

Avery Dennison Appoints European Segment Manager For Fleet And Architecture Business

John Coppens

Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Products Division has appointed John Coppens to the newly-created post of Segment Manager, Europe, Fleet and Architecture, based in the European divisional headquarters in Hazerswoude, The Netherlands.

Mr Coppens will focus on developing a dialogue with end user companies and graphic design and corporate identity consultants.   In this assignment he will work collaboratively with the divisional sales, product management, and marketing teams, in both a regional and global context.

Mr Coppens joins Avery Dennison from General Electric Company’s Tip Trailer Leasing Division, where, as Consultative Sales Manager for Europe, his customers were high-level executives in the major trailer fleet companies.   Earlier he held positions of strategic responsibility within various divisions of General Electric, and at Emerson Electric Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree on business economics from Rotterdam Business University.

Willis Reese joins INX Digital team

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INX Digital International Co. announced the appointment of Willis Reese as global director of business development. A 25-year veteran of the printing and ink industry, he will report to INX Digital USA president Ken Kisner and work closely with the marketing group.

Mr. Reese joins INX Digital after spending the last three years with Hexion Specialty Chemical as the global business director for UV curable inks and coatings. His move to the digital inkjet industry at Hexion followed four years as global accounts manager at Noveon Inc. Mr. Reese began his ink experience with Sun Chemical in 1984, working in a variety of jobs that included technical sales and service, product development, global sales and marketing and global business management until joining Noveon, Inc.

“Willis will be managing various industrial opportunities, including relationships with OEMs and print head manufacturers,” said Mr. Kisner. “He also will be working on our new “EVOLVE project, helping INX and Sakata customers transition from traditional to digital printing. We have plenty of important developments ahead of us and we are confident Willis Reese will help us achieve our goals.”

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and joining the team at INX Digital. It is a unique company that is well supported and is moving forward in the right direction,” Mr. Reese said.

New European Technical Support Specialist at Avery Dennison

Horst Rothenberger

Avery Dennison has appointed Horst Rothenberger to the post of Technical Support Specialist, Offset and Screen Printing, for the Graphics and  Reflective Products division in Europe.

Mr Rothenberger joined Avery Dennison in 2006 at the Schwelm, Germany, manufacturing facility, where he served as process engineer, production manager, and quality engineer.   In his new role, he is responsible for supporting both customers of the Graphics and Reflective Products sales team on technical matters, taking over from Joop van Lammeren, who retires this year after 37 years with the company.

Having worked in commercial offset printing and in bookbinding, qualified as Diplom-Ingenieur Drucktechnik at the Media University in Stuttgart, and worked as a freelance journalist for print-related business magazines, Mr Rothenberger is well-positioned for his new assignment.   He will continue to be based in Schwelm.

Xaar names new European Sales Manager

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Xaar, the world's leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads has confirmed the appointment of Keith Nixon (BSc, MBA) to the role of European Sales Manager.

Keith joins Xaar after spending 12 years with Fujifilm Sericol, where his most recent role was Digital Business Manager. Prior to that, Keith spent some time working for both Domino Printing Sciences and Linx Printing Technologies.

Phil Eaves, Sales & Marketing Director at Xaar comments: 'We are delighted to be bringing Keith on board. His knowledge of inkjet applications and the printing industry is ideal for this role. This is a great appointment for Xaar; it strengthens our sales presence in Europe at a time when Xaar inkjet applications are developing into new market segments. I am extremely confident that he will be a valuable asset to the team.'

EskoArtwork bolsters position in Sign & Display market by appointing Worldwide Business Development Manager

Bryan Stringer

EskoArtwork (www.esko.com) has strengthened its presence in the sign and display market by appointing Bryan Stringer as Worldwide Business Development Manager Sign & Display.

Stringer will be based in the UK and report to Nicolai Gradman, Senior Vice President CAM & Supply Chain. In this new role, Stringer will be responsible for expanding EskoArtwork’s sign and display business by developing relationships with other vendors in the industry and identifying new business opportunities. Stringer will also support more than 30 EskoArtwork sales offices around the world.

Stringer brings to his new role years of expertise and experience in the sign and display market. In the UK, he founded B&P Light Brigade in 1982 and was Managing Director at the company until 2004. Stringer then set up and ran Planet Media Ltd and Planet Digital, acting as UK distributor for Zünd until 2007, and most recently for SwissQprint.

“The role presents an excellent opportunity for me to apply my experience in the sign and display sector, and help EskoArtwork expand its business,” says Stringer. “The company’s software is already a ‘must have’ for packaging and commercial printers. We anticipate that it will soon enjoy the same status in the sign and display market, driving tools for digital finishing in digital print bureaus. Plus EskoArtwork Kongsberg cutting tables have a very strong reputation for digital finishing in this industry.”

Nicolai Gradman comments: “Bryan has a comprehensive understanding of the sign, display and retail sector. His knowledge, global contacts and vision will prove invaluable as he spearheads our growth strategy in this growing market.”